Leap Motion might be the most amazing tech thing I have seen in… maybe forever?
In their own words:
“Leap represents an entirely new way to interact with your computers. It’s more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen. For the first time, you can control a computer in three dimensions with your natural hand and finger movements.
This isn’t a game system that roughly maps your hand movements. The Leap technology is 200 times more accurate than anything else on the market — at any price point. Just about the size of a flash drive, the Leap can distinguish your individual fingers and track your movements down to a 1/100th of a millimeter.
This is like day one of the mouse. Except, no one needs an instruction manual for their hands.”
It apparently plugs into a computer and just works. It’s available this year and will only cost 70 dollars. Amazeballs.
The possibilities for stunning new experiences and interaction designs just seem infinite. Considering the video above is just a demo, I cannot help but get excited: once this thing is given to the public (this year, only 70 USD!) then the crowd is going to create things that will blow our minds. Guaranteed.
And it makes me glad I work for an agency who can think of creative ways this could be used. We’ve got a couple of ideas already…
Hat tip @Blether.